Posted by Liberty on January 19, 2009
Heard about the video out there [directed by Demi Moore] featuring celebutards spewing platitudes about the changes they’ll hope to implement as America is re-born as a wonderful country tomorrow? I haven’t watched it [darn slow internet] but I was able to listen to some audio from it and also found Andrew Breitbart’s teriffic blog today about it. He has a link to Ashton Kutcher’s companion editorial that goes along with the pledge video, too. **WARNING** Ashton Kutcher’s editorial contains dangerously stupid content.
“Americans are on the brink of the Newer Deal where we will join hands in an effort to resurrect the pride in a government that supports us in supporting ourselves. Our new leader understands the value of our collective voices, he believes in our ability to create a greater good, and knows that as a nation we are willing to sacrifice selfishness for a more robust happiness.”
Oh, gag me. Let’s just be honest here. We are on the brink of the Newer Deal. We are all going to be forced to pay for a government that supports people who refuse to support themselves. Our new leader is an empty suit who is leading a cult of personality off the edge of the cliff of socialism. The greater good will become the greater mediocrity as we all are forced into submission under a massive welfare state. We’re sacrificing our own future and committing to a reduced standard of living for all involved. But, I’m off on a tangent.
Check out Breitbart’s Big Hollywood Blog. He’s not taking this ridiculous pledge video at face value and neither should you. He asks where these celebrities have been the past eight years and questions their premise that they could only love their country and want to help their country when it’s being lead by “their guy.”
“Yet, hating the president doesn’t mean one can’t still help out the country in a great time of need. But many went to foreign countries and demeaned it instead. Called those that disagreed with them rubes and hicks. The elitism of the celebrities against flyover country America could not have been more pronounced. They made a boat-load of movies that affirmed this narrow and patronizing world view.
And now they want us back.
We’re all Americans — NOW.”
A couple more great lines:
“This video illustrates that the current celebrity class are not citizens but serfs. They need a leader to put their minds in the right place to do the right thing. They are not heroic individualists seeking to extend America’s promise but conformists who chose to sit out and complain during the tough years in order to ensure their guy got in the next go-around.
The celebrity decadence during the ‘oppressive’ Bush years was world class. The clubs raged. The boutique hotels rocked. The private jet industry at Van Nuys airport flourished. The party never stopped. And only a precious few (Thank you, dearly!!!) stepped up to support the American troops who have been valiantly fighting for Hollywood’s right to do lines off of each others’ buttocks at $10 million Hollywood Hills mansions.
They never spoke up against the movies that demonized our military.
They never made movies to counter the libel.
They took the easy route. And blamed Bush for everything.”
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Posted by Liberty on January 5, 2009
“With a due date of Dec. 26, Shanel Armstrong expected her baby to come on Christmas. When the day passed, she thought it might come on her birthday, Dec. 31.
Instead, she gave birth four hours and one minute into the new year, making her 7-pound, 15-ounce son the first baby in Skagit County for 2009.
After nine hours of labor, 15-year-old Armstrong gave birth to Daymonnta Armstrong-Spencer, a baby boy.”
I’m not going to take the time to search the goskagit.com archives to confirm what I’m about to say. I’m going to rely on my powers of recollection, which are really pretty good. Whenever goskagit.com, The Skagit Valley Herald or any of their affiliated free papers like the Burlington Argus or Sedro-Woolley Courier-Times, publish a story about a baby, it has always been born to a teenager or unmarried parents. They never publish stories about babies born to two people who are married to each other. Every “first new baby of the year” story that I can recall has been out of wedlock and they usually publish a plethora of “human interest” pieces about teenage moms around graduation time. Don’t get me wrong–I oppose abortion and consequently, I have to give these girls credit for choosing to give their babies life. But why are they in the paper? Doesn’t that just serve to minimize the seriousness of the mistakes they have made and normalize the idea of teenagers raising babies?
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Posted by Liberty on December 13, 2008
You know who I’m talking about. You see them every time you get on I-5. They’re the ones in the left lane going 60 miles per hour, mindlessly yakking away while frustration builds in the lineup behind them.
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Posted by Liberty on November 28, 2008
“…firing has intensified at the Taj Mahal Palace hotel where commandos are battling another group of terrorists.
Sky’s India correspondent Alex Crawford, who is within yards of the hotel, says gunshots and grenades are being fired inside and outside the building.
‘The gunfire appears to be coming from the window of the second floor. They (the attackers) are really going for it this time to show they really mean business,’ she said.”
“Commandos involved in the operation have described the terrorists as ‘showing no remorse, firing at anyone who moves.’
With his face disguised by a scarf and sunglasses, one commando said he had seen around 50 dead bodies in the building and explosives capable of causing ‘major damage.’
The wave of terror attacks began more than 36 hours earlier after small groups of militants, armed with automatic weapons and grenades, entered the city by boat and fanned out.”
“Several British survivors have been speaking of their shock as they return home.
Joey Jeetun was in a cafe when a group of gunmen stormed in, pushed him to the ground and told him to ‘stay down.’
He said: ‘I could hear people shouting and screaming. Straight after there was blood everywhere. My friend had got shot in the leg and everyone else around me was getting hit, some shot in the head.'”
“A Wal-Mart worker died after being trampled when hundreds of shoppers smashed through the doors of a Long Island store Friday morning, police and witnesses said.
The 34-year-old worker, employed as an overnight stock clerk, tried to hold back the unruly crowds just after the Valley Stream store opened at 5 a.m.
Witnesses said the surging throngs of shoppers knocked the man down. He fell and was stepped on. As he gasped for air, shoppers ran over and around him.”
If these stories don’t highlight how trivial our daily lives in America can become (if we allow it), I don’t know what would. I have nothing but gratitude for the standard of living that we enjoy today but the terror attacks in Mumbai should serve as a reminder to Americans. Our society tends to take for granted the wealth and security that makes it possible for some of us to spend the day after Thanksgiving wrestling over an X-Box 360 or a FurReal Friend. This Wal-Mart worker lost his life in the name of Christmas bargains and people in Mumbai are living a nightmare. Thankful and sad at the same time; that pretty much sums it up for me today.
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